#47: Recover Your Manhood (At Any Time)

confidence empowerment men Feb 13, 2020
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Guys: Are you the man you always knew you’d become? If you happen to have a bipolar disorder, the answer is often a big fat no. And it’s in your face every time you dread going to work or coming home. For some, it’s in your face every time you think about re-joining the workforce.

Men experience bipolar disorder in a unique way. That’s because the parts of our nature that make us naturally bold and courageous go severely lacking inside those long battles with depression and anxiety. And manic episodes of the illness are no help either, as they can over-inflate our cockiness.

On today’s episode of The Bipolar Now Podcast, Mike shares a message just for us guys as we fight it out with the ultimate fire-breathing dragon—our invisible mental illness. It’s a lifelong beast for most of us, so listen in to how you can sharpen any strengths that have gone dull.

Don't miss it, dudes!


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  • A dominant nature exists in most men, but it has to be exercised over oneself first to be of any real value.

  • Bipolar disorder is not capable of taking away your personal strengths, so don’t give in to the thought that it already has.

  • Only good men who have dominated themselves (taken hold of their own innate greatness) are given the privilege to dominate other groups of males.


Lifer Discussion Guide

Use the questions in today’s Lifer guide to help you search out your natural strengths as a man, and to deepen back into them. “Lifers” are special people who have the kind of faithfulness that assures you they’re going to be there when called upon. If you haven’t nominated a Lifer as part of your non-medical support team, what are you waiting for? :-)


The Questions:

1) When you were a young boy, did you have any clue of how you wanted to be someday as a grown man? / What kinds of things did you aspire to?

2) Do you have any hobbies or job skills that you developed as a teenager?

3) When did you first feel like you were a legitimate grown man? / What was going on in your life and what did you do that made you feel this way?

4) What is one feeling of masculinity (for you) that you feel has been tainted in weakness by bipolar disorder?

5) How can I help you feel like more of a man? / How can I encourage you to have fresh confidence and courage? / What is it that you want to do as a man?


Join the Tribe!

Once you’ve had a chance to talk or journal about these things you might have a question from this episode. If so, make sure you head on over to The Bipolar Now Podcast Network on Facebook! There’s quite a few people over there who are also taking a new step in their mental health. And we’d love for you to share your story with us when you’re ready. So don’t miss out!


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